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Press Release

Correction for the record on Apache helicopters

April 1, 2014

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy wishes to correct the record regarding recent, inaccurate reports claiming that the U.S. government is blocking the return of several Apache helicopters owned by the Egyptian Armed Forces that were sent to the United States for maintenance.  In fact, one helicopter was sent to the United States for an upgrade.  That upgrade is complete, and it is available to be shipped back to Egypt at any time.

The United States continues to hold delivery of new Apache helicopters as a part of the U.S. Administration’s review of assistance to Egypt.